Asphalt has continuously been praised for its durability, aesthetics, and affordability. However, it still does fall prey to natural wear and tear as well as to human doings such as poor installation and excessive traffic.
The good news is proper maintenance can extend the lifespan of your asphalt paving, and part of the maintenance is inspecting your pavement for signs of damages at least once a month.
In addition, asphalt will need repair every once in a while; there are different asphalt repair and maintenance techniques available for different types of damages.
Some of these techniques include:
- Crack sealing
Cracks on your asphalt pavement should not be taken lightly; they might be a manifestation of prolonged asphalt distress from constant pressure from foot traffic and vehicles alike.
Crack sealing is the application of an adhesive into the individual cracks, hence preventing further damage and extending your asphalt lifespan.
This method is very affordable, and you can use it on virtually any asphalt paving, including driveways, roads, parking lots, and sidewalks.
So don’t let cracks mess up your driveway when you can seal them up easily.
- Seal coating
This asphalt maintenance practice entails applying a protective layer (usually a thin layer of asphalt liquid) over your existing pavement.
You can seal coat every 3 to 5 years; it helps prolong the lifespan of your pavement while preventing water intrusion, oil, and UV damage.
What it does not do, is cure already existing damages, e.g., cracks and potholes.
- Asphalt patching with hot mix asphalt
This is one of the best options for curing potholes. It is the only long-term repair option for potholes.
The process involves first removing the asphalt surrounding the pothole, creating a much bigger hole, then filling and sealing the hole with a hot mix of asphalt.
So, a little bit of preventive maintenance and repairs will go a long way as far as asphalt lifespan is concerned.
Let a professional handle your asphalt repair or maintenance needs.
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